Faculty of Engineering and Engineering Technology

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department was approved in 1983 to offer courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the former Federal University of Technology, Bauchi, now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.  The Department recorded her first intake of undergraduate and postgraduates in 1983 and 1987 respectively.  Students’ population has continued to grow with progressive consolidation in academic activities. More than 80% of the students’ intake into the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department came from the Faculty of Science and Science Education of this university where the students undergo a one year pre-degree programme (100 level).  In 1998, the University Senate directed that the administration of all students including those of 100-level be done in their respective Departments.


Dr. S. Ososwki, a Reader of Electronics Engineering and some other Polish and Nigerian lecturers were some of the key staff who helped to start the Department and nurture it to grow.  Over the years the Department has expanded, new laboratories have been established. The Laboratories include Machines Laboratory, Control Engineering Lab, Microwave Engineering Lab., Digital and Analogue Electronics Engineering Laboratories, Microprocessor Lab and Telecommunications Laboratory.
The syllabus used by the Department up to 1989/90 session was developed based on the recommendations of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.  Presently the NUC approved syllabus is being used for 100 to 500 levels. 

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The general philosophy of the Electrical Engineering Department is to produce graduates with high academic standards and adequate practical background such that they are of immediate value to industry and the nation. All departments are pragmatic in order to turn out engineers capable of solving local Nigerian problems in addition to global challenges that they might be confronted with. To achieve this, specific features of the programmes include:
(i) Foundation years at 100 and 200 levels common with other Engineering Departments in the Faculty.
(ii) Workshop practice, laboratory work and tutorials
(iii) Design projects with bias towards local applications.
(iv) Broad based engineering courses and interaction between students and professionals in industry and government.
(v) Project in the final year on which the student works independently under supervision
(vi) Special skills and in depth study in a particular area of the Department through optional courses or electives.
(vii) Adequate knowledge in the areas of engineering management, economics and law.

The objectives of the Department are:
i) To produce graduates with high academic standard coupled with adequate practical experience, who are able to meet the challenges of a developing economy and sufficiently tackle common day-to-day engineering problems.
ii) To produce graduates with broad-based knowledge in general studies, management   and humanities, all of which enhance their understanding, contribution and relevance to the society.

List of Head of Departments

S/N Name             Date
1. Dr. S. Osowski     1983-1985
2. Dr. I. Adesida     1985-1987
3. Dr. M. I. Onogu (Late)1987-1997
4. Engr. M. S. Islam      1997-1998
5. Engr. H. A. Guda (Late) 1998-2002
6. Dr. M. S. Islam     2002-2006
7. Dr. E.E. Omizegba     2006
8. Dr. J. D. Jiya     2006-2010
9. Dr. G. A. Bakare     2010-2014
10. Dr E.C. Anene     2014-Date

Staff List
Currently, there are 29 academic staff, 10 technical staff and 3 administrative staff as tabulated in the following tables.

Academic Staff

S/N Name             Qualification        Present Rank
1.  Dr. E. C. Anene     BEng, MEng. PhD    Reader/HOD
2.  Prof. U. O. Aliyu     BEng, MSEE, PhD    Professor/ Director, EMDC
3.  Prof. O. U. Okereke     BSc, MSc, PhD        Professor
4.  Prof. J. D. Jiya     BEng, MEng., PhD   Professor
5.  Prof. E. E. Omizegba BEng, MSc. PhD        Professor
6.  Prof. G.A.  Bakare     BEng, MEng. PhD    Professor / Director, ICT
7.  Engr. A. A. Salihu     BEng, MEng.        Senior Lecturer
8.  Engr. M. H. Aliyu     BEng, MEng.        Senior Lecturer
9.  Dr. Y.S. Haruna     BEng, MEng.        Reader
10. Dr A. L.  Amoo     B.Tech, MEng., PhD Senior Lecturer/ Project Officer
11. Engr. I. N. Chiroma     BEng, MEng, MSc    Senior Lecturer
12. Dr M. S. Kumo     BEng, MEng. PhD    Lecturer II, Records Officer
13. M. Ahmed             BEng, MEng.        Lecturer II
14. Dr B. H. Mamman     BEng, MEng.        Lecturer II
15. A. S. Abdulkadir     BEng, MEng.        Lecturer II
16. O. K. Lawal             BSc, MSc        Lecturer II, Registration Officer
17. H. S. Miya             BEng., MSc        Lecturer II
18. M. D. Buhari     B. Eng. MSc        Lecturer II
19. S. M. Yerima     B. Eng. MEng        Lecturer II
20. A. I. Dalyop     B. Eng. MEng        Lecturer II,  PGD Coordinator
21. M. S. Yahaya     B. Eng. MSc        Assistant  Lecturer,  Exam Officer
22. S. N. Aliyu       B. Eng. MSc        Assistant  Lecturer
23. A. M. Abdulhamid     B. Eng. MSc        Assistant  Lecturer
24. S. Sabo             B. Eng.        Assistant  Lecturer
25. H. Liman             B. Eng.        Assistant  Lecturer
26. I. T.  Balami     B. Eng.        Assistant  Lecturer
27. A. Sabo             B. Eng.        Assistant  Lecturer
28. Y. Sale             B. Eng                Graduate Assistant
29. Nomase Agho             B. Eng                Graduate Assistant

Technical Staff

S/N Name           Rank/Designation
1.  A. D. Ikara           Chief Lab. Technologist
2.  Oladejo Adeniran   Chief Lab. Technologist
3.  D. Hena           Chief Lab. Technologist
4.  Muftahu B. Mohd    Chief Lab. Technologist
5.  B. I. Zwall    Asst.  Chief Lab. Technologist
6.  Bashir Ibrahim     Principal Technical Officer
7.  Rajau Ibrahim      Technical Officer
8.  Bashir Muhammed    Technologist  II
9.  Mohammed A. Zaiyul Lab. Attendant

Non-Academic Staff

S/N Name           Rank/Designation
1.  Mrs. B. P. Ige     Asst. Chief Confidential  Secretary
2.  L. Danladi           Executive Officer
3.  Ayuba Y. Yusuf     Care-Taker

Entry Requirements

There are three admission procedures into the Programme:
i) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
Candidates should posses passes at credit level in senior  secondary certificate final year examination or GCE “O”  level in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject at not more than two sittings. In addition to this the applicant should meet the necessary UME cut off point.

ii) Direct Entry
For direct entry into 200 level, candidates must have passes in Mathematics and Physics at GCE “A” level or its equivalent. ND and HND with a minimum of Upper credit pass from any NBTE accredited Polytechnic are eligible for admission. Candidates must also meet the “O” level requirement of five credits.

iii) Admission through Remedial Programme
The University operates a remedial programme that prepares candidates for admission such that candidates must pass UTME at cut-off points and also successfully remedy relevant subjects as specified in the UTME and as stipulated by the University for Engineering based courses.

Degree Nomenclature

The Department runs the Bachelor of Engineering. (B. Eng.) degree programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Duration of Programme

The Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering normally last for five (5) years (100 to 500 Levels). However, direct entry candidates spend four (4) years. The programme is structured in such a way that all Engineering students offer the same basic courses at 100 and 200 Levels in order to prepare them for the Engineering profession. The 300 to 500 Level courses are more detailed and focused towards professional training in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
A student cannot stay beyond 150% of the normal duration of the programme (i.e 7 ½ and 6 sessions for 5- and 4- years programmes respectively).

Grading System

The approved grading scheme under the minimum academic standard is applicable in grading undergraduate degree programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The grading system used in the University is as described in Table 1.
A student shall pass an examination if he scores grade of “E” (1.00 point) or above. A student who absents himself/herself from an examination for a course which he has duly registered without a reason acceptable to SENATE will automatically earn an ”F” grade for the examination.